A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Naya Bazar in India. Unique identifier: us10008udz. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008udz. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:43:19 / 3:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 88.1714° East, 27.3266° North, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/05/17 / 2017-05-16 22:13:19 / May 16, 2017 @ 10:13 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Dhankutā, Bhadrapur, Shiliguri. Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Shiliguri (c. 515 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Dārjiling (c. 123 800 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Naksalbāri (c. 57 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Kārsiyāng (c. 46 400 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Kālimpang (c. 43 000 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Gangtok (c. 30 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, India (c. 1 173 108 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 23 km NNW of Naya Bazar, India.
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